The Verdant Garden

A spring inspired cocktail called, The Verdant Garden, made with ZU Bison Grass Vodka, cucumber, Pernod, celery bitters, fresh herbs and lemon. |

The Verdant Garden – a spring-inspired cocktail made with Vodka or Gin, spring herbs, cucumber, Chartreuse, celery bitters and lemon. Herbal, citrusy and slightly grassy. Delicious!




  1. Place cucumber and herbs in a shaker and muddle with the simple syrup.
  2. Add Vodka, Chartreuse, fresh lemon Juice and the celery bitters.
  3. Fill with ice and shake well.
  4. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into two chilled glasses. Serve up.


To make simple syrup, mix 1 part water with 1 part sugar ( or honey) and for a delicious twist, add some fennel frods ( the green leaves and stems from a fennel bulb). Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. The longer you leave the fennel in the more flavor, so I like to make this ahead and let it sit all day or over night, then strain.


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